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1. Poetry Out Loud Exploration 1. Go to the Poetry Out Loud website and browse poems. Find one poem that interests you. Print four copies of the poem to share with your group. In your English notebook, under the heading Poetry Out Loud Exploration, write the title and author of the poem, share the author's background, copy your favorite stanza, and explain what interests you about the poem. Due 1/10.
2. Write your ten-line poem in your notebook under a clear heading. "Poetry Out Loud Exploration 2." Go to the Poetry Out Loud website and browse poems. Find one poem that interests you. Print four copies of the poem to share with your group. In your English Notebook, under the heading Poetry Out Loud Exploration 2, write the title and author of the poem, share the author's background, identify three important words in the poem and explain how they relate to the subject of the poem. Due 1/14.
3. Poetry Out Loud Poem Selection. Find the poem you want to memorize and perform for the Poetry Out Loud competition. Find a poem that speaks to you in some way: intellectually, artistically, emotionally, experientially. In your English Notebook, write an explanation of why you picked the poem, addressing features of its style and elements of its content. Your explanation should be a minimum of 100 words. If you have not done so already, bring in four copies of the poem for your group. Due 1/15.
4. In your English Notebook, write your second poem on the subject your group selected using the form your group selected. Due 1/17. Begin memorizing and reciting your Poetry Out Loud poem for the competition on 1/24.
5. Memorize and practice reciting your Poetry Out Loud poem for Thursday's class competition. In your English Notebook write your third poem for Tuesday, 1/22.
6. Memorize and practice reciting your Poetry Out Loud poen for Thursday's competition, 1/24.
7. Three original poems due Monday, 1/28. Here are the submission directions:
For each poem submitted, create a separate 2-page document.
Page 1 is the poem. The student’s name should not appear with their poem.
Page 2 should include the following information:
- Address including city and zip code
- Home phone
- Cell phone
- Grade level
- Name of school
- Name of English teacher
Submit your poems to me via Google Docs.
8. Read Book the First, Sowing, p. 5-103, of Hard Times for Tuesday, 1/29. Quiz.
9. Read Book the Second, Reaping, p. 105-203, of Hard Times for Tuesday, 2/5. Quiz
10. Read Book the Third, Garnering, of Hard Times, p. 205-276, for Tuesday, 2/12. Quiz.
11.Know the definitions of the following terms for Friday's, 2/15, Quiz:
HYPERBOLE, EPITHET, CARICATURE, ANTHROPOMORPHISM, PARALLEL STRUCTURE, ANAPHORA, EPISTROPHE, ASYNDETON, POLYSYNDETON, IRONY, VEBRAL IRONY, SITUATIONAL IRONY, DRAMATIC IRONY, SATIRE, DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION, STATIC CHARACTER, DYNAMIC CHARACTER, FLAT CHARACTER, ROUND CHARACTER.
12. The Hard Times Passage Analysis Essay Test is Tuesday, 2/26. Here is a link to sample prompts and essays if you would like to review various approaches to the essay. Refer to the sample responses for question 2.
13. For Thursday, 2/28, read My Ántonia, Book I, Chs. I-VIII, p. 5-41. Quiz.
14. For Monday, 3/4, read My Ántonia, Book I, Chs. IX-XIX, p. 41-90. Quiz.
15. For Tuesday, 3/5, read My Ántonia, Book II, Chs. I-VI, p. 93-116. Quiz.
16. For Thursday, 3/7, read My Ántonia, Book II, Chs. VII-XV, p.116-161. Quiz.
17. For Tuesday, 3/12, finish reading My Ántonia. Book test.
18. Point of View Tiles are due 3/19.
19. First Draft of My Ántonia Major Paper due 3/21: First Person Point of View Analysis, Jim's View in My Ántonia. Here is a link to Project Gutenberg if you want to find sections of the text to copy, paste, and annotate as you generate material for your first draft: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/242/242-h/242-h.htm
20. Revised Draft of My Ántonia Major Paper due 3/26.
21. Submit Final Draft of My Ántonia Point of View Analysis to turnitin by Thursday, 3/28.
22. Read Act I of Hamlet for Thursday, 3/28. Character to quote matching quiz. Here are links to online versions of Hamlet: Folger Edition of Hamlet
23. Memorize the definitions for the following terms for our test on April 4. Quizlet has many flashcard assessments for these popular AP terms. You can probably find one with my name on it out there. Here is a good one: Lit Terms Quizlet
- Bildungsroman/Comin of Age Story
- Blank verse
- Conflict: External Conflict, Internal Conflict
- Deus ex machina
- Figurative Language
- Foot: Iambic, Trochaic. Dactylic, Anapestic, Spondaic, Pyrrhic
- Free verse
- In medias res
- Lyric poem
- Meter: Monometer, Dimeter, Trimeter, Tetrameter, Pentameter, Hexameter, Heptameter
- Narrator/Viewpoint: Omniscient, Third Person, Third Person Limited, First Person
- Plot: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution/Denoument
- Rhyme scheme
- Stanza: Couplet, Triplet, Quatrain, Quintet, Sestet, Septet, Octave
24. Read Act 2 of Hamlet for Monday, 4/1. Quiz.
25. Read Act 3 of Hamlet for Tuesday, 4/2. Quiz.
26. Read Acts 4 and 5 of Hamlet for Thursday's test, 4/4. Study terms for terms test on 4/4.
27. Find a representative poem from your poetry movement and bring it to class on Thursday, 4/25. To receive credit, you must have it at the start of class. If you need to print, come to class a bit early, or share the poem with me by email. Ideally the poem should be 30 to 60 lines long, but I will accept one that is shorter or longer if it works well with this project. A suitable poem will appeal to you intellectually - you want to understand it; artistically - you appreciate the poet's craft; and practically - your group will learn about the genre if they study it. Try to find a poem that will inspire and enlighten all of us. Pick a poem you want to spend time with.
28. Read Volume I, p. 5-58, of Frankenstein for Thursday, May 16. Quiz.
29. Read Volume II, p. 59-101, of Frankenstein for Tuesday, May 21. Quiz.
30. Read Volume III, p. 102-156, of Frankenstein for Tuesday, May 28. Quiz.
31. Read "Fantastic Beasts and How to Rank Them." In your English Notebook rank the supernatural beings in order of plausibility, from most likely (No. 1) to least likely (No. 20). Be prepared to share your rankings and make arguments defending them. Also, after reading the essay, write a reflection on how Shelley achieves "Suspension of Disbelief" in Frankenstein. We will have a quiz on the essay content on Thursday, May 30, requiring you to demonstrate that you read the essay completely and carefully. Here is the link to the essay: Fantastic Beasts and How to Rank Them.
32. In your edition of Frankenstein, read Ellen Moers' "Female Gothic: The Monster's Mother," p. 214-224, for Monday, 6/3. Quiz.
33. Frankenstein Test, Thursday, 6/6.